Holiday Marketing for 2018

Ready for 2018? Have you already planned your holiday marketing for 2018? Do you know that holidays offer great opportunities for promotions, blog posts, social media, landing pages, and other types of content?

To give you a head start on your holiday marketing for 2018, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of holidays in 2018 – feel free to copy it. It’s our gift to you!

January 2018

  • Girl Scout Cookie Season begins
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Hobby Month
  • National Tea Month
  • National Thank You Month
  • Weight Loss Awareness Month
  • January 1-7 – Diet Resolution Week
  • January 14-20 – Hunt For Happiness Week
  • January 15-19 – Sugar Awareness Week
  • January 22-26 – Clean Out Your Inbox Week
  • January 22-26 – National School Choice Week January 28-February 2 – Meat Week
  • January 1 – New Year’s Day, National Hangover Day
  • January 2 – Personal Trainer Awareness Day
  • January 4 – Trivia Day
  • January 5 – National Bird Day
  • January 6 – Cuddle Up Day
  • January 7 – Golden Globes
  • January 8 – Clean Off Your Desk Day
  • January 9 – Girl Scout Cookie Presales begin
  • January 10 – National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
  • January 11 – National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • January 13 – First Friday the 13th of 2018
  • January 14 – Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 17 – Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
  • January 18 – Get to Know Your Customers Day, Winnie the Pooh Day (Writer A.A. Milne’s birthday)
  • January 19 – National Popcorn Day
  • January 20 – Penguin Awareness Day
  • January 21 – National Hugging Day, SAG Awards
  • January 24 – Compliment Day, National Peanut Butter Day
  • January 25 – Opposite Day
  • January 26 – National Green Juice Day, Spouse’s Day
  • January 27 – Chocolate Cake Day
  • January 28 – Grammy’s, Fun at Work Day
  • January 29 – National Puzzle Day
  • January 31 – Backward Day

February 2018

  • American Heart Month
  • Black History Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Heart Month
  • National Weddings Month
  • February 1-7 – Eating Disorder Awareness Week
  • February 8-16 – Fashion Week
  • February 10-16 – Freelance Writers Appreciation Week
  • February 13-19 – International Flirting Week
  • February 14-20 – Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • February 14-21 – Condom Week
  • February 1 – National Freedom Day
  • February 2 – Groundhog Day, Wear Red Day, Bubble Gum Day
  • February 4 – Super Bowl Sunday
  • February 5 – World Nutella Day
  • February 6 – National Chopsticks Day
  • February 7 – Give Kids a Smile Day
  • February 8 – Boy Scouts’ Day
  • February 9 – National Pizza Day
  • February 10 – Umbrella Day
  • February 11 – Make a Friend Day
  • February 12 – Lincoln’s Birthday
  • February 13 – Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)
  • February 14 – Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday
  • February 15 – Single’s Awareness Day
  • February 16 – Chinese New Year
  • February 17 – Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • February 18 – Drink Wine Day
  • February 19 – President’s Day
  • February 22 – Washington’s Birthday, Margarita Day, Walk Your Dog Day
  • February 24 – National Tortilla Chip Day
  • February 26 – National Pistachio Day, Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales begin
  • February 28 – Floral Design Day

March 2018

  • American Red Cross Month
  • March for Meals
  • National Craft Month
  • National Irish Heritage Month
  • National Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Women’s History Month
  • The Great American Cleanup
  • March 12-17 – Girl Scout Week
  • March 12-17 – Campfire Birthday Week
  • March 23-28 – National Sleep Awareness Week
  • March 26-31 – National Cleaning Week
  • March 1 – Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • March 2 – National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss’s Day), Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 3 – Day of Unplugging, World Wildlife Day
  • March 4 – Academy Awards
  • March 6 – Dentist’s Day
  • March 8 – International Women’s Day, Popcorn Lover’s Day
  • March 11 – Daylight Savings Time begins
  • March 12 – Girl Scout Day, Napping Day
  • March 13 – Jewel Day
  • March 14 – National Pi Day
  • March 15 – The Ides of March
  • March 16 – World Sleep Day
  • March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 20 – First Day of Spring
  • March 20 – National Agriculture Day
  • March 22 – World Water Day
  • March 23 – Puppy Day
  • March 25 – Palm Sunday
  • March 26 – Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness
  • March 29 – Mom and Pop Business-Owners’ Day
  • March 29 – Baseball Opening Day
  • March 30 – National Doctors’ Day, Good Friday, Passover begins
  • March 31 – Crayon Day

April 2018

  • Earth Month
  • Keep America Beautiful Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Garden Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • National Volunteer Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • April 5-8 – Masters Week
  • April 15-22 – National Volunteer Week
  • April 16-22- Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week
  • April 22-28 – Every Kid Healthy Week
  • April 22-28 – National Princess Week
  • April 23-29 – Administrative Professionals Week
  • April 30-May 4 – Drinking Water Week
  • April 30-May 4 – National Pet Week
  • April 30-May 4 – National Tourism Week
  • April 1 – April Fool’s Day, Easter
  • April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • April 3 – Don’t Go To Work Unless it’s Fun Day
  • April 4 – School Librarian Day
  • April 7 – World Health Day, National Beer Day, Passover ends
  • April 9 – Winston Churchill Day
  • April 10 – Golfer’s Day
  • April 11 – National Pet Day
  • April 12 – National Grilled Cheese Day
  • April 13 – Friday the 13th, Coachella Music Festival begins
  • April 15 – National Titanic Remembrance Day
  • April 17 – Tax Day
  • April 22 – Earth Day
  • April 25 – Administrative Professionals’ Day
  • April 27 – Arbor Day
  • April 28 – National Superhero Day
  • April 30 – National Adopt-a-Shelter Pet Day

May 2018

  • ALS Awareness
  • Asthma Awareness
  • Clean Air Month
  • Gifts from the Garden Month
  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Military Family Appreciation Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Photograph Month
  • National Salad Month
  • April 30-May 4 – Drinking Water Week
  • April 30-May 4 – National Pet Week
  • April 30-May 4 – National Tourism Week
  • May 6-12 – Nurses’ Week
  • May 7-11 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 14-20 – Food Allergy Awareness Week
  • May 1 – May Day, Mother Goose Day
  • May 4 – Star Wars Day
  • May 5 – Cinco de Mayo, Kentucky Derby
  • May 6 – National Nurses’ Day
  • May 8 – World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, National Teachers’ Day
  • May 9 – National Receptionists’ Day
  • May 11 – Eat What You Want Day
  • May 12 – World Fair Trade Day
  • May 13 – Mother’s Day
  • May 15 – National Chocolate Chip Day
  • May 16 – Love a Tree Day
  • May 18 – National Bike to Work Day
  • May 18 – NASCAR Day
  • May 19 – Armed Forces Day
  • May 20 – Be a Millionaire Day
  • May 24 – Victoria Day (Canada)
  • May 25 – Geek Pride Day
  • May 25 – National Wine Day
  • May 26 – Sally Ride Day
  • May 28 – Memorial Day

June 2018

  • Acne Awareness Month
  • Aquarium Month
  • Candy Month
  • LGBTQ Pride Month
  • Men’s Health Month
  • National Adopt a Cat Month
  • National Safety Month
  • NBA (Basketball) Finals Stanley Cup (Ice Hockey) Finals
  • June 4-10 – Pet Appreciation Week
  • June 12-18 – Men’s Health Week
  • June 1 – National Donut Day
  • June 2 – National Rocky Road Day
  • June 4 – National Cheese Day, Hug Your Cat Day
  • June 5 – World Environment Day
  • June 7 – National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • June 8 – World Oceans Day, National Best Friends Day
  • June 9 – Donald Duck Day
  • June 10 – Iced Tea Day
  • June 13 – National Weed Your Garden Day
  • June 14 – Flag Day
  • June 16 – World Juggler’s Day
  • June 17 – Father’s Day
  • June 18 – National Splurge Day
  • June 19 – National Kissing Day
  • June 21 – First Day of Summer, Summer Solstice, National Selfie Day
  • June 22 – National Take a Dog to Work Day
  • June 29 – Camera Day
  • June 30 – Social Media Day

July 2018

  • Ice Cream Month
  • National Blueberry Month
  • National Grilling Month
  • National Independent Retailer Month
  • National Picnic Month
  • July 15-21 – Capture the Sunset Week
  • July 16-22 – Independent Retailers Week
  • July 28-30 – World Lumberjack Championships
  • July 1 – National Postal Worker Day, International Joke Day
  • July 2 – World UFO Day
  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • July 5 – National Bikini Day
  • July 7 – Chocolate Day
  • July 8 – Video Games Day
  • July 11 – National 7-Eleven Day
  • July 12 – Pecan Pie Day
  • July 13 – Friday the 13th, Rock Worldwide Day
  • July 15 – National Ice Cream Day
  • July 16 – World Snake Day
  • July 17 – World Emoji Day
  • July 18 – World Hepatitis Day
  • July 19 – National Daiquiri Day
  • July 20 – National Moon Day
  • July 21 – #NoMakeUp Day
  • July 22 – Parents’ Day
  • July 24 – Cousins Day, Amelia Earhart Day
  • July 26 – Aunt and Uncle Day
  • July 30 – International Day of Friendship, Father-in-Law Day

August 2018

  • Back to School Month
  • Family Fun Month
  • National Golf Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month
  • Peach Month
  • August 6-12 – National Farmers’ Market Week
  • August 7-13 – PGA Championship (Golf) Tournament
  • August 13-19 – National Motorcycle Week
  • August 13-19 – Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week
  • August 1 – National Girlfriends’ Day
  • August 2 – National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • August 3 – International Beer Day (1st Friday in August)
  • August 5 – International Friendship Day, American Family Day (1st Sunday in August)
  • August 8 – International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay
  • August 9 – Book Lovers’ Day
  • August 10 – National S’mores Day
  • August 12 – Middle Child’s Day (aka “Jan Brady”)
  • August 13 – Left-Hander’s Day
  • August 16 – National Tell-a-Joke Day
  • August 18 – Bad Poetry Day
  • August 19 – World Humanitarian Day
  • August 21 – Senior Citizens’ Day
  • August 26 – Women’s Equality Day
  • August 26 – National Dog Day
  • August 30 – Frankenstein Day
  • August 31 – National Trail Mix Day

September 2018

  • Better Breakfast Month
  • Fruit and Veggies—More Matters Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Little League Month
  • National Food Safety Education Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • National Yoga Awareness Month
  • Wilderness Month Whole Grains Month
  • September 9-15 – National Suicide Prevention Week
  • September 17-23 – National Indoor Plant Week
  • September 18-24 – Pollution Prevention Week
  • September 24-30 – National Dog Week
  • September 1 – International Bacon Day
  • September 3 – Labor Day
  • September 5 – Cheese Pizza Day
  • September 6 – Read-a-Book Day
  • September 9–11 – Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)
  • September 11 – Patriots’ Day
  • September 11 – 9/11
  • September 12 – National Video Games Day
  • September 13 – Uncle Sam Day
  • September 15 – Greenpeace Day
  • September 16 – Wife Appreciation Day
  • September 15 – Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day for Kids
  • September 17 – Constitution Day, Citizenship Day
  • September 18 – Yom Kippur begins in the evening
  • September 19 – International Talk Like a Pirate, Yom Kippur ends in the evening
  • September 21 – International Day of Peace
  • September 22 – First Day of Fall, Oktoberfest begins
  • September 23 – Checkers Day
  • September 25– National Voter Registration Day
  • September 27 – World Tourism Day
  • September 28 – Native American Day
  • September 29 – Coffee Day, World Heart Day

October 2018

  • Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month
  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • Allergy Appreciation Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Bully Prevention Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Financial Planning Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • October 1-7 – Great Books Week
  • October 1-7 – National Work-from-Home Week
  • October 15-21 – Mediation Week
  • October 15-21 – National Business-Women’s Week
  • October 22-28 – National Red Ribbon Week
  • October 1 – Child Health Day, World Vegetarian Day
  • October 2 – Name Your Car Day
  • October 3 – National Techies Day, National Boyfriend’s Day
  • October 4 – National Taco Day, National Kale Day
  • October 5 – World Teachers Day
  • October 6 – World Smile Day
  • October 8 – Indigenous People’s Day / Columbus Day, Oktoberfest ends
  • October 9 – Leif Erikson Day
  • October 10 – World Mental Health Day
  • October 11 – It’s My Party Day
  • October 13 – Friday the 13th, World Egg Day
  • October 16 – Boss’s Day, World Food Day
  • October 17 – National Pasta Day
  • October 21 – National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  • October 24 – United Nations Day, United Nations Day
  • October 27 – Make a Difference Day
  • October 30 – Mischief Night
  • October 31 – Halloween, Day of the Dead begins

November 2018

  • Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
  • National Adoption Month
  • National Diabetes Awareness Month
  • National Gratitude Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month
  • November 13-17 – American Education Week
  • November 13-19 – World Kindness Week
  • November 1 – All Saints’ Day
  • November 2 – Day of the Dead ends
  • November 3 – Sandwich Day, King Tut Day
  • November 4 – Daylight Savings Time ends
  • November 6 – U.S. General Election Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day
  • November 12 – Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
  • November 13 – World Kindness Day, Sadie Hawkins Day
  • November 14 – World Diabetes Day
  • November 15 – America Recycles Day
  • November 16 – International Tolerance Day
  • November 17 – Homemade Bread Day
  • November 22 – Thanksgiving Day (U.S.)
  • November 23 – Black Friday
  • November 24 – Small Business Saturday
  • November 25 – Cyber Monday
  • November 28 – Giving Tuesday

December 2018

  • Bingo Month
  • National Human Rights Month
  • Operation Santa Paws
  • December 2-10 – Hanukkah
  • December 26-January 1 – Kwanzaa
  • December 1 – World AIDS Day, Rosa Parks Day
  • December 3 – Hanukkah begins
  • December 4 – Cookie Day
  • December 6 – St. Nicholas Day
  • December 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
  • December 9 – Christmas Card Day
  • December 10 – Nobel Prize Day, Hanukkah ends
  • December 12 – Poinsettia Day
  • December 14 – Roast Chestnuts Day
  • December 15 – Bill of Rights Day, Free Shipping Day
  • December 18 – Bake Cookies Day
  • December 19 – National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
  • December 20 – Go Caroling Day
  • December 21 – First Day of Winter, Winter Solstice
  • December 23 – Festivus
  • December 24 – Christmas Eve
  • December 25 – Christmas
  • December 26 – Boxing Day (Canada), Kwanzaa
  • December 27 – National Fruitcake Day
  • December 31 – New Year’s Eve

Wow, what a long list! And look how many opportunities you have to create great content marketing in 2018. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t forget: we can take care of your content marketing so that you can just focus on your business. Contact us today!


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